Office spaces are notoriously hard to decorate; office design ideas are notoriously hard to come by. There’s a reason everyone hates cubicles, a reason that corporate parks have the bad reputation that they do. But over the past few years, with many companies moving toward more open office design ideas, office design is experiencing a bit of a renaissance. People are starting to put serious thought into their office spaces, realizing, perhaps, that if they have to spend 8-10 hours a day in a given space, they might as well make it pretty. Additionally, with more and more people forging their own way, creating careers out of the things they love and working from home, Pinterest-pretty home offices are popping up left and right. We’re not sure what’s causing the plethora of well-designed office spaces to flood the internet, but we’re happy it’s happening. Especially when it results in spaces like the one above, which belongs to Domaine co-founder Hillary Kerr.
Says the shelter site: One essential task was to find a place for Kerr’s expansive collections of books, paperwork, and beauty products. Not only did we move offices while she was attending New York Fashion Week (not exactly ideal timing), but her new office also didn’t have any storage. “The combination was disastrous, to put it mildly,” she says. So in the first order of business, we brought in a white étagère from West Elm, which holds Kerr’s expansive book collection and also acts as a room divider. “I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to fashion photography books,” she says. Meanwhile, an elegant antique armoire offered enclosed storage for less aesthetically pleasing odds and ends.
Kerr’s new office involved a lot more seating (a tufted Hollywood Regency style settee, a classic Thonet chair reimagined by Crate & Barrel, and the perfect French Country side chair), a lot more storage (as referenced above), and a serious gallery wall (hello, Kate Moss!).
Says Kerr: “It’s so much easier coming up with ideas when I can really sit down with people, away from my desk,” she says. “Ideas are everything in my line of work, and now I have a place to brainstorm with our brilliant team.”
We can’t get enough of the entire space, so we put together a moodboard to help you get the look.